Best Environmental Books
Contemporary fiction or non-fiction, how-to guides to green living, ecology tracts from the tree-hugging '70s, and those seminal works that chronicled the first stirrings of the conservation ethic.
1 Silent Spring
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2 A Sand County Almanac with ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 13,019 ratings
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3 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A N...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 108,857 ratings
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4 The Lorax
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 157,531 ratings
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5 Desert Solitaire
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 19,879 ratings
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6 Green Illusions
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 422 ratings
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7 Walden
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 79,507 ratings
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8 Collapse: How Societies Cho...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 37,867 ratings
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9 The World Without Us
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 20,935 ratings
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10 The Mystic Princesses and t...
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 58 ratings
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11 The Monkey Wrench Gang
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 11,951 ratings
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12 Never Cry Wolf
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 12,168 ratings
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13 A Walk in the Woods: Redisc...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 156,679 ratings
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14 Cradle to Cradle: Remaking ...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,705 ratings
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15 Eating Animals
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 31,557 ratings
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16 In Defense of Food: An Eate...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 62,392 ratings
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17 Last Child in the Woods: Sa...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,978 ratings
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18 Ishmael: An Adventure of th...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 49,621 ratings
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19 Cadillac Desert: The Americ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 4,353 ratings
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20 Permaculture: A Designers' ...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 815 ratings
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21 Nature Writings: The Story ...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 376 ratings
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22 Fast Food Nation: The Dark ...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 164,608 ratings
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23 The Song of the Dodo: Islan...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 3,902 ratings
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24 Refuge: An Unnatural Histor...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,052 ratings
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25 Born Free: A Lioness of Two...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 20,900 ratings
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26 Small Is Beautiful: Economi...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 2,423 ratings
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27 The Diversity of Life
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 2,868 ratings
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28 Last Chance to See
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 10,322 ratings
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29 The Worst Hard Time: The Un...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 21,404 ratings
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30 Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 8,819 ratings
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31 Cod: A Biography of the Fis...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 9,185 ratings
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32 The Botany of Desire: A Pla...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 28,780 ratings
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33 Field Notes from a Catastro...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,424 ratings
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34 Everything I Want to Do is ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,033 ratings
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35 The Sea Around Us
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,193 ratings
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36 The End of Nature
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,511 ratings
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37 Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,079 ratings
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38 Walking
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,732 ratings
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39 Small Wonder
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6,687 ratings
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40 The Hot Zone
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 48,077 ratings
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41 Deep Economy: The Wealth of...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,620 ratings
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42 Stalking the Wild Asparagus
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 528 ratings
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43 The Weather Makers: How Man...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,763 ratings
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44 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 72,545 ratings
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45 The Riverkeepers: Two Activ...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 97 ratings
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45 Holy Bible: The Green Bible...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 145 ratings
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47 The Unsettling of America: ...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 1,930 ratings
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48 Endgame, Vol. 1: The Proble...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,532 ratings
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49 Where the Wild Things Were:...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 719 ratings
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50 Cry of the Kalahari
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 1,559 ratings
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51 Six Degrees
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 577 ratings
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52 Gaviotas: A Village to Rein...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 449 ratings
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53 Harvest for Hope: A Guide t...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,367 ratings
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54 Wandering Home: A Long Walk...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 336 ratings
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55 The Milagro Beanfield War
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 5,705 ratings
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56 An Inconvenient Truth: The ...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,369 ratings
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57 Magic America
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4.92 of 5 stars 4.92 avg rating — 40 ratings
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58 The Empty Ocean
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 111 ratings
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59 Population Bomb
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 222 ratings
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60 Papyrus: The Plant that Cha...
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings
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61 Wild Land
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings
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62 American Earth: Environment...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 239 ratings
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63 Gaia: A New Look at Life on...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 673 ratings
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64 Wolf Willow
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 367 ratings
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65 The Diversity of Living Org...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings
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66 Food Inc.: A Participant Gu...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 10,034 ratings
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67 Green Is the New Red: An In...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 381 ratings
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68 The Secret Knowledge of Wat...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 889 ratings
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69 Southcrop Forest
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings
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70 Heat: How to Stop the Plane...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 522 ratings
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71 Pest Control for Organic Ga...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 19 ratings
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72 Second Nature: A Gardener's...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,757 ratings
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72 Food Not Lawns: How to Turn...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 715 ratings
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74 No LOGO
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13,986 ratings
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75 Earth from Above
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 433 ratings
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76 The Creation: An Appeal to ...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 644 ratings
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77 The Revenge of Gaia
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 871 ratings
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78 The Tipping Point: How Litt...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 308,593 ratings
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79 Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
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79 Waking the Frog: Solutions ...
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81 Sustainable Energy - Withou...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 366 ratings
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81 The Ecology of Commerce Rev...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,263 ratings
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83 The Last Flight of the Scar...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 329 ratings
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84 Vainglorious Sun
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85 The Post Carbon Reader: Man...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 129 ratings
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86 Playing God in Yellowstone:...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 98 ratings
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87 The Fifth Sacred Thing (May...
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88 Song for the Blue Ocean: En...
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 395 ratings
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89 Practice of the Wild
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,119 ratings
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90 Hope for Animals and Their ...
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91 The Sacred Balance: Redisco...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 633 ratings
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92 The Urban Homestead: Your G...
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93 Sleeping Naked is Green: Ho...
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 640 ratings
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94 Arctic Dreams
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,990 ratings
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95 Planetwalker: 22 Years of W...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 412 ratings
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96 Native Science: Natural Law...
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96 Remarkable Creatures
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 22,142 ratings
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98 Look To The Mountain: An Ec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings
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99 Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to S...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 238 ratings
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99 Uno's Garden
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The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people?


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